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How CTCL Helped Biden in Arizona and Nevada

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They probably thought they didn't need to engage in fraud in 2016.
Ahh.... The state hadn't had a Democratic governor since 2009 but your theory is that somehow the DEMs thought they had 2016 in the bag?

Try again.
 
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Ok. Let me get this straight:

The Democrats did fraud in 2012; forgot to do fraud in 2016; but remembered how to do it in 2020. That is your most recent allegation?
What makes you believe they didn't do fraud in 2016?
 

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What makes you believe they didn't do fraud in 2016?

That no fraud was done in 2012 or 2020.... DO I need to send the feds back over to your house?
 

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We had a lot of Californians move into the state between 2016 and 2020. Talk of the exodus from California has been noted often on this message board. One transplant I talked to said for them it was all about the crowds and they wanted to get away from all the traffic and long lines. One shouldn't expect the newcomers to drop their politics at the state line. Plus during Trump's last pre-election appearance here in the state he didn't do Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally any good by brushing her off. Just as Trump thought McCain wasn't a hero, based on attitudes expressed in these parts many came to see that Trump wasn't a leader.
"One transplant I talked to said for them it was all about the crowds and they wanted to get away from all the traffic and long lines."
The traffic and long lines are the result of 10 million wetbacks traversing our border and settling in Mexifornia.
Why would they want to take those politics to Arizona?
 

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I'm talking nationwide.
---Donald Trump Cannot Beat Hillary Clinton---

I thought she had it in the bag. I'm famously predicted it.

However we're talking about Arizona and your baseless, moronic, idiotic, jejune, stupid, and irresponsible allegation about there being voter fraud in 2012 that delivered the state for Obama.
 

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You've probably seen a bit about how Mark Zuckerberg pumped $350 million into the election. Here are some details about this corruption:


Perhaps the biggest underreported story of 2020 was how one billionaire, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, joined with a sleepy Chicago-based 501(c)(3) public charity to effectively privatize the election in many states.
Meet the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which funneled an unprecedented $350 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to local elections officials for COVID-19 “relief.” In a blink, CTCL grew from almost nothing—its 2018 revenues were just $1.4 million—to a titan with the means to heavily influence election outcomes in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in key battleground states.
As part of our ongoing investigation into CTCL’s spending, the Capital Research Center has traced “Zuck bucks” to Arizona and Nevada.

For more of our work, see our reports on Georgia and Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Arizona and Nevada have long been considered easy pickings for Republicans and Democrats, respectively, but were considered too tight to call for most the 2020 election season. In the end, both broke for Democrat Joe Biden in 2020, supposedly due to Trump’s unpopularity. But what if there’s far more than meets the eye in these states?
Weirdness in Arizona
First, a bit of history. Arizona comfortably favors Republicans running for president, hovering around 52 percent of the vote in elections over the past two decades. While President Bill Clinton won the state in 1996—the first Democrat to do so since Harry Truman in 1948—Democrats consistently flopped in the state before 2020, never garnering more than 45 percent of the vote. Republicans’ high-water mark was in 2004, when President George W. Bush won almost 55 percent of the state, a full 10.5 percentage points above his opponent, Sen. John Kerry.
But since then Republicans have slowly trended downward. In 2016, Donald Trump won Arizona by 3.6 percent, a disappointing margin compared to Mitt Romney’s 9 point margin in 2012. The margin was almost identical to Sen. John McCain’s margin in his own state in 2008, and probably indicates strong antipathy to Obama more than a particular fondness for either man.
In 2020, Biden won Arizona by a scant 0.3 percent—a margin of just 10,457 votes—gaining a staggering 735,893 votes over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 figures, bringing his total to 1,672,143 votes.
Barring ballot fraud, that is an absolutely stunning result—particularly given that the Biden campaign’s presence in Arizona was minimal, to be charitable, and during the campaign he first visited the state in early October. Biden himself has no historic ties to Arizona and twice lost the state as Obama’s running mate, both times by huge margins (9–10 percentage points) and losing nearly 18,000 votes from his 2008 figures in his 2012 reelection bid.
Chalking it up to President Trump’s supposedly historic unpopularity, as some pundits like to do, explains nothing. While Trump won a lower percentage of Arizona’s votes compared with his Republican predecessors, he still won a historic 1,661,686 votes—improving his vote count in the state by an unheard of 640,532 votes over his 2016 totals and 518,635 votes over Romney’s totals in 2012. That’s an impressive comeback for any politician.
Biden, on the other hand, outperformed every presidential nominee in Arizona history, Republican or Democrat, as shown in Table 1, which compares his votes in 2020 with past results.

Source: Arizona Secretary of State, “2020 General Election Results” and “Historical Election Information & Information,” Elections | Arizona Secretary of State.
Arizona is a rapidly growing state, gaining an additional 1 million people (16 percent) between 2010 and 2020. But Biden’s preposterous performance can’t simply be explained by population growth. By any normal metric, Arizona should have been an easy win for Trump, even a blowout. Something’s fishy in the Copper State.
CTCL in Arizona
Enter CTCL, which made grants to nine Arizona counties just prior to the 2020 election, five of which have been confirmed by CRC to total just over $5 million.
See CRC’s research on CTCL grants to Arizona here.
  • Biden won just 5 of Arizona’s 15 counties, accounting for 85 percent of his overall votes in the state and almost 80 percent of Arizona’s entire population.
  • CTCL funded 4 of the 5 counties Biden won. The exception was little Santa Cruz County on the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • CTCL funded 5 of the 10 counties that Trump won, containing just 11 percent (187,146 votes) of his overall votes in Arizona and 11.6 percent of the state’s entire population.
  • Only one county in the state flipped in 2020: Maricopa County, which narrowly broke for Biden by 50.3 percent to 48.1 percent. Maricopa County gave Biden 1,040,774 votes (62 percent of his statewide total), miraculously doubling Clinton’s 2016 figures.
  • In 2016, Trump won Maricopa 49.1 percent to 45.7 percent with 590,465 votes. Yet he lost the county in 2020, despite winning an additional 405,000 votes, bringing his total to 995,665 votes (59.9 percent of his statewide total).
  • CTCL gave Maricopa County elections officials close to $3 million, or $1.80 for every Biden vote in the jurisdiction. Centered on Phoenix, Maricopa is the fourth most populous county in America and the largest in Arizona, containing roughly 62 percent of the state’s population and over 60 percent of its registered voters.
  • Across all CTCL-funded counties, Biden improved his turnout over Hillary Clinton’s 2016 performance by 694,469 votes, an incredible 81 percent. Trump improved his turnout in these counties over his own 2016 figures by 565,677, or 66 percent.
Unlike true battleground states like Pennsylvania and Michigan, victory in Arizona always came down to capturing Maricopa County, which was the key to Trump’s success in 2016 and his loss four years later.
CTCL’s grants may not have won Arizona outright for Biden, but they certainly helped him clinch victory by greasing the skids for voter turnout. CTCL grants largely seem to have had a similar effect as political advertisements, which pump up turnout in places where the candidate isn’t physically present to rally. No wonder that CTCL’s largest grant targeted Maricopa County and saw the greatest returns.
That result would be impressive for a political action committee (PAC) designed to do just that, but CTCL isn’t a PAC. It’s a 501(c)(3) public charity barred from intervening in elections. Mark Zuckerberg was, in effect, able to tilt the outcome of the vote in Arizona to favor Biden using the wrong vehicle, while receiving a tax break in the process.
Something Stinks in Nevada
Nevada—with less than half the population of Arizona (3 million to 7 million)—is something of its mirror opposite in elections. It became a Democratic stronghold only in 2008. Prior to that the last Democrat to win Nevada was Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996 and Lyndon Johnson in 1968, with the state breaking for Republicans as far back as 1976 when the Republican Party dominated in the West.
For the past two decades, Democrats have typically hovered around the 50 percent mark, with popular candidates such as Barack Obama winning 55 percent of the vote and unpopular candidates such as Al Gore garnering only 46 percent.
After George W. Bush won Nevada in 2000 and 2004 (the first Republican to do so since his father in 1988), John McCain lost the state to Obama, underperforming Bush by a crushing 8 percentage points. In 2012, Mitt Romney chiseled away 3 percentage points from Obama’s majority but still lost the state handily.
In 2016, Trump lost Nevada by about the same margin as Mitt Romney. However, Hillary Clinton dramatically underperformed Obama by 4.5 percentage points—the worst Democratic performance there since 2000, nearly costing her the state. She ultimately won Nevada by just 26,000 votes, less than the margin by which she lost Arizona.
In 2020, Trump improved his margins by 158,571 votes, an impressive 31 percent increase over 2016. Biden scored an additional 165,733 votes over Clinton’s 2016 figures, an increase of 30.8 percent, giving him a 33,596 vote lead over Trump.
That’s utterly extraordinary. Trump improved his total vote share in the state by only 2 percent, but that belies the fact that he had the largest increase in votes in Nevada history—beaten only by Biden’s miraculous trove of largely mail-in votes.
In a normal election, Trump’s incredible surge over his 2016 turnout would have flipped Nevada into his column. Instead, Biden’s votes eerily seem to track with Trump’s, rising at almost the same rate to give him a modest lead.
Once again, Joe Biden outperformed every presidential candidate in history, as shown in Table 2.

Nevada Secretary of State, “Election Results – 1962 To Present,” https://www.nvsos.gov/sos/elections/election-information/previous-elections/election-results.
Statistically, that boggles the mind. Trump’s 158,000-vote increase is consistent with a state he aggressively courted in numerous massive rallies. But Biden almost never visited Nevada before early October, and even then his Las Vegas rally on October 9 drew a scant 20–30 people. Nor are his absurdly high margins explained by population growth; Nevada’s population grew by only 190,000 people (7 percent) between 2010 and 2020.
As in Arizona, Biden spent heavily in Nevada yet has no historic ties there that one would expect in a state whose voters turned out for him in unprecedented numbers. It’s true that as Obama’s running mate the pair drew historic turnout in 2008 and 2012, but did Biden really shatter even Obama’s 2008 record by more than 171,000 votes in 2020 (itself more than 113,000 votes above George Bush’s 2004 triumph)?

TRUMP LOST THE ELECTION. THERE IS NOTHING SHADY ABOUT IT. TRUMP IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN HISTORY.

TRUMP IS CRAZY AND SENILE. HE REALLY BELIEVES HE WON. TRUMP IS BITTER AND PARANOID. TRUMP'S FATHER DIED OF ALZHEIMER'S AND TRUMP SHOWS EVERY SIGN OF INHERITING IT. BELIEVING THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. BITTER AND PARANOID ABOUT ALL OF THE PEOPLE OUT TO GET HIM.
 

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TRUMP LOST THE ELECTION. THERE IS NOTHING SHADY ABOUT IT. TRUMP IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN HISTORY.

TRUMP IS CRAZY AND SENILE. HE REALLY BELIEVES HE WON. TRUMP IS BITTER AND PARANOID. TRUMP'S FATHER DIED OF ALZHEIMER'S AND TRUMP SHOWS EVERY SIGN OF INHERITING IT. BELIEVING THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. BITTER AND PARANOID ABOUT ALL OF THE PEOPLE OUT TO GET HIM.

TRUMP was so unpopular that he got ten million more votes than he did the first time and those are just that votes that weren't stolen from him. Slow Joe, the gaffe machine, couldn't lead a pack of starving dogs to fresh meat with the blood of a fresh kill dripping from his sleeves...throw in the creep factor and his inappropriate behavior towards little girls, the fact that he couldn't draw flies to his infrequent campaign appearances this time around and the past two times? His past two attempts to win the leftard nomination were dismal attempts but yet we are to believe that this senile, corrupt career politician motivated 81 million people to vote for him? You believe that load of bullshit? I bet you also believe the show "Fantasy Island" was the first "reality" program.......you strike me as being just that fucking stupid, dragonklunt.
 

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Thanks, Your lack of vision an objectivity suits you well. He is president because he got more votes than trump.
That is not apparent when one researches the matter. And if true, it's because laws were changed
or ignored to make sure democrat votes were facilitated.
In Georgia, for instance, laws were altered so people could move temporarily to the state and then vote
and go back home again afterwards.
He did not have to campaign hard to beat trump as trump was proven a bad leader for the country and only appealed to his base.
Bullshit! Biden barely campaigned at all and Clinton made the same mistake in the previous election
but no one was changing laws for her benefit or pumped hundreds of millions into her campaign
like Zuckerberg did.
YOU say Trump was a proven bad leader....that's not a fact as you try to assert.
Are you seriously claiming Joe Biden, someone that didn't campaign at all and couldn't even
win the democrat nomination, until the DNC forced it's candidates to step down for Biden,
got 81 million votes? More than Barack Obama?
Fuck you...don't lie to my virtual face.

No. The attempted coup against the constitutional government as elect and provided for in the constitution was put down on January 6. You got to be kidding. Nobody with a clue believes you.
That is why, August will come and go, just like January 20, and the month of march and now the month of August and Donny will still not be president, and won't be, ever again. Get used to it.
Attempted coup? More bullshit!
 
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TRUMP LOST THE ELECTION. THERE IS NOTHING SHADY ABOUT IT. TRUMP IS THE MOST UNPOPULAR PRESIDENT IN HISTORY.

TRUMP IS CRAZY AND SENILE. HE REALLY BELIEVES HE WON. TRUMP IS BITTER AND PARANOID. TRUMP'S FATHER DIED OF ALZHEIMER'S AND TRUMP SHOWS EVERY SIGN OF INHERITING IT. BELIEVING THINGS THAT AREN'T TRUE. BITTER AND PARANOID ABOUT ALL OF THE PEOPLE OUT TO GET HIM.
ORANGE MAN BAD! ORANGE MAN BAD! ORANGE MAN BAD!
 

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That is not apparent when one researches the matter. And if true, it's because laws were changed
or ignored to make sure democrat votes were facilitated.
In Georgia, for instance, laws were altered so people could move temporarily to the state and then vote
and go back home again afterwards.

Bullshit! Biden barely campaigned at all and Clinton made the same mistake in the previous election
but no one was changing laws for her benefit or pumped hundreds of millions into her campaign
like Zuckerberg did.
YOU say Trump was a proven bad leader....that's not a fact as you try to assert.
Are you seriously claiming Joe Biden, someone that didn't campaign at all and couldn't even
win the democrat nomination, until the DNC forced it's candidates to step down for Biden,
got 81 million votes? More than Barack Obama?
Fuck you...don't lie to my virtual face.


Attempted coup? More bullshit!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, right. Get over it. I was not on here to read whatever vitriol and hurt feelings there were by the Democrats in 2016. Some people talk like there was a lot. I paid little attention to the complaints of the Hillary and supporters on TV news back then, either. I was not impressed with the supreme court calling a halt to Big Al's challenges in 2000, still not sure how it really came out, but really beyond caring after the electors were officially counted into the congressional record. When it is official, it is done, end of story. Everybody gets two months to make all the legal and political challenges they want, (and there were plenty this time as there have been in the past, they were rejected) and then it is done. Neither the Hill, nor Big Al, called supporters to Washington to march on and attack The Capital to overthrow the vote or elections as we know it, nor has any other president in history until now. The both gave concession speeches just as everybody else that lost, in the history of the country. Your guy went beyond that, his speech and actions endangering the constitution and rule of law as we know it, and the lives of elected officials and partisan supporter alike, and his supporters continue to this day. He is really a Fkd up person and so are the moronic supporters continuing, like yourself, with a greater fealty to party or person than country. I piss on you all. Luckily it is on here as none of you ever get up my face about it in the real world, as normal people act normal in public, as opposed to the semi- anonymous internet world.
 

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You know there is a space bar to break up long blocks of text, with actual sentences and
paragraphs...right?

As obnoxious as your posts are they are made even more so when you inexplicably decide
to totally ignore all rules of punctuation and post construction.

Maybe you realize your post isn't worth the electrons it takes to post if.
 
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You know there is a space bar to break up long blocks of text, with actual sentences and
paragraphs...right?

As obnoxious as your posts are they are made even more so when you inexplicably decide
to totally ignore all rules of punctuation and post construction.
Probably why I only got a "B" in comp, back in college, a long, long time ago. She had to read my writing. You don't. In the big scheme of things, nobody cares what you think, either.
 

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